Massive Explosion Kills 22 People, Injures 35 Others in Cairo
ALALAM – Africa
According to the Egyptian state TV, the explosion occurred at Cairo’s Coptic Cathedral on Sunday.
No group or individual has so far claimed responsibility for the deadly incident.
Just two days earlier, a terrorist bombing attack in the west of the Egyptian capital had six policemen dead and seven people wounded.
The Friday bombing targeted a security post in the Talibiya district of Cairo.
Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (ABM), formerly known as “The Sinai Province,” is currently the most active group staging terrorist operations in Egypt. It is affiliated to the ISIS terrorist group.
Militants from the group have carried out numerous attacks on security forces and judiciary officials since the ouster of the democratically-elected president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.
Most of the group’s attacks have been focused on targets in the restive Sinai Peninsula; however, deadly bombings have also been staged by the Sinai Takfiris in Cairo and some other Egyptian cities, Press TV reported.